The first monthly convocation for the fiscal year 2023 conveys the importance of safeguarding and enriching CPSU’s historic past and identity with the theme, “Protection, Preservation, and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.”
Attended by both personnel and students at the Clemente Sports Complex, the program aimed to raise awareness on the importance of preserving the institution’s greatest inheritance.
Dr. Jose Gay Gallego, the speaker who is also the University Heritage Center coordinator and museum curator spoke on the value of heritage, its different forms and why they should be properly preserved. He likewise elucidated to the audience the benefits of cultural conservation and how it is linked to the IP community as gems of a particular culture.
“The creation of the Heritage center was conceptualized by our president, Dr. Moraca, and was materialized by yours truly. With the many memorabilia that we have, each with a story of the institution’s great milestones, this was one reason why Central Philippines State University lavishes its colorful history, to preserve this amazing and unique inheritance,” Dr. Gallego said.
The CPSU Cultural Heritage Center is truly a package of history and culture with loads of evocative artifacts coming from various memorable timelines of the institution. This is envisioned to become an Educational Tourism Hub in the coming years for other schools to explore.
The said event was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences headed by Dr. Michael Bacolod, OIC-Dean, the Cultural Heritage Center, and the Office of the Student Services and Affairs headed by its dean, Dr. Pilipinas Ma. Jareño.
By J.A. Emoy & H.L. Flores, BSED SCIENCE 3 / The Cenphilian